What is CAS?
CAS is where learning outside of the classroom takes place, the intent of this requirement is to have an experiential way to support the development of attributes described in the IB Learner Profile and, to provide opportunities for personal / interpersonal growth and ethical education.
The three components of CAS, are characterized as follows:
Note: There are no specific number of service hours required.
Think of CAS as an opportunity for students to seek and engage in a cause that is meaningful to them.
Through continued service and commitment, students fulfill their CAS requirement but more importantly, they grow personally. The overall experience not only adds another important element to their college applications, it may be the source of inspiration for their MYP Personal Project, DP Extended Essay, college essays and possibly much more.
MYP CAS Requirement
During the course of the Middle Years (9th & 10th) students should focus on the SERVICE component of CAS, and show evidence of accomplishing 7 Learning Outcomes as detailed below:
Become more aware of your strengths and areas for growth
Consider the ethical implications of your actions
Develop international-mindness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding
Discuss, evaluate and plan student initiated activities
Persevere in action
Challenge & New Skills
Undertake challenges that develop new skills
Working collaboratively with others
ManageBac is the system used by IB students for many things including managing CAS.
New IB students MUST initiate the process to setup a ManageBac account by clicking on the link below
If you have any questions or issues with your ManageBac account, contact Dr. Ron Thomas.